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London attacker interested in jihad but no evidence of IS link
SDSU study analyzes East River native grasslands
Minn. college student remains missing
Congressman Walz enters Minnesota governor race
U.S., Britain, France, others skip nuclear weapons ban treaty talks
Costco tees off on Titleist over golf balls
Girls Basketball: Oman a Class AA All-State first-teamer
Local Roundup: Warrior softball team opens season in crossover
Inspired by grandfather, Taylor Rogers just keeps taking the ball for Minnesota Twins
NCAA Tournament: Maye lifts Tar Heels to Final Four
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Msgr. Joseph R. Huebsch
David "Doc" Halliday
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Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
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'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Planning the spring garden calendar
Fielding Questions: Rabbit damage can ruin evergreens
Dave & Vivian Swanson
October 10, 2012
Thief takes fish house, Renville County Sheriff, Minn., seeking information
BIRD ISLAND -- The Renville County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information about the theft of an Ice Castle fish house from a property in Bird Island to report that information to the Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers. According to the Sheriff's Office, the fish house...
October 10, 2012 - 1:29pm
September 4, 2012
Amateur Baseball: Fairmont ace tames Frogs, Bird Island falls 2-0 at Putz Field
ST. CLOUD - Shaun McQuire limited Bird Island to five singles and the Fairmont Martins ended the Bird Island season 2-0 early Saturday afternoon...
September 4, 2012 - 12:00am
August 8, 2012
Water conditions trigger closing of Robbins Island swimming beach
WILLMAR -- The Robbins Island swimming beach on Foot Lake remains closed after routine testing last week uncovered a high fecal count. Water conditions at the beach are most likely due to a combination of the local Canada goose population, runoff from recent rainfall and typical...
August 8, 2012 - 11:52am
August 1, 2012
Orth Foundation to assist Bigler family with proceeds from Let's Ride Minnesota event in Bird Island
BIRD ISLAND -- Part of the proceeds from the upcoming Let's Ride Minnesota event being hosted by the Tim Orth Memorial Foundation will benefit the family of Drake Bigler, the five-month-old killed in a head-on crash on July 29 near Starbuck. Bill Neubauer, coordinator for the Foundation,...
August 1, 2012 - 6:07pm
June 16, 2012
Viewing the art at Bird Island, Minn.'s Wing Ding Days
June 16, 2012 - 12:00am
Two drivers treated, released after Bird Island, Minn., crash
BIRD ISLAND -- The drivers of two vehicles involved in a motor vehicle crash around 5:35 p.m.
May 16, 2012 - 8:35am
April 24, 2012
Cosmos, Minn., man killed Sunday morning in Renville County crash
OLIVIA -- A Cosmos man was pronounced dead late Sunday night at the scene of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Renville County Roads 5 and 4, which is located approximately six miles south of Bird Island. According to Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable, responding officers...
April 24, 2012 - 6:36am
April 23, 2012
Cosmos, Minn., man killed in Renville County crash
Correction The story published on Wctrib.com Monday concerning an accident Sunday that caused the death of Lester A. Schultz, 79 of Cosmos contained an incorrect accident time. The time of accident at the intersection of Renville County Roads 5 and 4 was about 11:45 a.m. Sunday....
April 23, 2012 - 10:56am
February 24, 2012
Bird Island is looking to contract with co. for cop service
OLIVIA -- The city of Bird Island wants to contract with the Renville County Sheriff's Office for law enforcement services, Sheriff Scott Hable on Tuesday told the County Board of Commissioners. The decision follows months of discussions within the city over whether to eliminate...
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
February 16, 2012
Bird Island man charged with assault for alleged stabbing at Spicer home
WILLMAR -- Michael Jon Underland, 28, of Bird Island, made his first court appearance Wednesday on a second-degree assault charge for allegedly...
February 16, 2012 - 12:00am
February 4, 2012
Dayton hangs with Bird Island, Minn., teen, classmates
BIRD ISLAND -- Although she was just 12 at the time, McKaia Ryberg didn't feel so much as a twinge of the nerves when she sang the national anthem...
February 4, 2012 - 12:00am
January 30, 2012
Renville County to host event for families of fallen heroes across Minnesota
OLIVIA -- A dozen young men who have called west central Minnesota home during their youths have given their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are among 68 Minnesotans who made the supreme sacrifice in Iraq and 26 who have done so to date in Afghanistan, according to Fallen Heroes,...
January 30, 2012 - 12:00am
January 27, 2012
Governor Dayton's visit to Bird Island postponed due to inclement weather
BIRD ISLAND -- Governor Mark Dayton will not visit St. Mary's School in Bird Island today. His visit is being postponed until next Friday due to the weather. The Governor's office contacted the school this morning to report that the snow moving through the region makes it unsafe...
January 27, 2012 - 10:59am
January 20, 2012
Gov. Dayton honors promise to Bird Island, Minn., youth
BIRD ISLAND -- Students at St. Mary's School in Bird Island are preparing to host Gov. Mark Dayton next week. The governor's office on Thursday...
January 20, 2012 - 12:00am
January 19, 2012
Governor Dayton honoring promise, coming to St. Mary's in Bird Island
BIRD ISLAND -- Students at St. Mary's School in Bird Island are preparing to host Governor Mark Dayton next Friday afternoon. The Governor's...
January 19, 2012 - 5:04pm